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calculations will be adopted it is really government and i'm not going to strip it all right bonnie thank you for speaking to us from new york an update from new zealand where we've been telling you there are reports of shots fired at or near a mosque in the city of christ church so you're looking at pictures coming from a hospital where some of the injured victims are being treated police have declared a critical incident and are telling people nearby to stay indoors witnesses are quoted by local media have described seeing many people injured we are working to get information we'll return to this developing situation when we know more. the u.s. senate has voted to revoke donald trump that the ration of a national emergency on the border with mexico several members of the president's own republican party sided against him our white house correspondent kimberly hocket reports on how trump responded are there any senators wishing to change their vote in
a humiliating for buke by members of his own republican party the joint resolution is passed on thursday twelve republicans in the senate joined democrats to overturn the u.s. president's emergency declaration that provides roughly eight billion dollars in funding for a us mexico border wall to halt illegal immigration democrats oppose the move on moral grounds why didn't you just declare merger before we shut the government deficit thirty five did what it cost the economy billions and billions of dollars if you could just do this by declaring an emergency well the easy answer for that is it's not in the villages. but republicans pushed back for a different reason concern president donald trump is abusing his presidential powers they fear a future democratic president might do the same for this declaration is a dangerous precedent. already democratic presidential candidates are saying they
would declare emergencies to tear down the existing border wall to take away guns to stop or oil exports to shut down offshore drilling and other left wing enterprise when the vote did not go in his favor trump said he would stop the legislation by vetoing it essentially allowing his declaration to stay in place we're going to have hundreds of miles of wallet fairly soon and it's going to make a very big difference but the senate could overturn trump's veto but would need the support of two thirds of senators to do so the fight against border wall continues in the courts sixteen states nearly all of them led by democratic governors are suing the u.s. government in an attempt to block the national emergency kimberly health at al-jazeera the white house and members of the u.s. congress have joined rights activists to highlight the cases of two individuals
detained in saudi arabia they're calling for the release of do american saudi citizen when need if they and women's rights activist who's saying i have flu and mike hanna reports. the campaign against saudi human rights abuse comes to the capital senior congressional leaders at the voices to the call of family members for their relatives to be released and the kingdom's crown prince is held directly accountable as others in congress as sit in both parties he's no reformer he's a paulson. gruesomeness gangster over and over and over and over again the saudi regime has demonstrated medieval brutality and dish regard for even basic human rights that's why in january i reintroduced a bipartisan bill to stop all u.s. arms sales and military aid to saudi arabia met fatai speaks of his father a u.s. citizen who was arrested in what the saudi authorities said was
a crackdown on corruption so i'm sure you understand how confusing it is to see this man being dragged and beaten and electrocuted this doesn't make any sense at all. is that it isn't to make people's lives better earl minded to the murder of jamal khashoggi and criticism of an administration that refuses to hold the crown prince responsible there is universal agreement that what saudi arabia did was utterly unacceptable and that those who are responsible for the death. need to be held accountable no matter who they are no matter how powerful they may be the point made too that these are not isolated cases rather part of a vast pattern of repression a congress that is deeply divided is a largely united on the issue of saudi arabia the fact that this news conference is
taking place on capitol hill a clear indication that congress is intent on keeping pressure on the trumpet ministration to take some action. or washington or more head on the al jazeera news hour including. argentina's age of austerity as thousands rally against benefits cuts we look at the state of the economy a crowded field becomes even more so as another democratic hopeful joins the race for the white house in sport. plans to drop long distance running events at its diamond league meetings in kenyans aren't. stuck in a breck's stalemate british politicians have chosen to ask if the country's new departure date can be delayed it's due to happen in just over two weeks and the suspension has to be approved unanimously by the twenty seven other members reports
from london. what a mess the u.k. parliament is divided and deadlocked a delay to bret's it now seems inevitable the only question is for how long the government says rejecting to recent deal would narrow the options to just one we would be faced with the prospect of choosing only a long extension during which the house would meet up need to face up to the choices in front of it and the consequences of the decisions that it has taken the government's proposal was to ask the e.u. for a one off extension until june the thirtieth to allow time for a third attempt by theresa may to have her twice rejected bracks a deal pushed through parliament but with just ten working days left before the march twenty ninth deadline m.p.'s are feeling exasperated and rebellious an attempt by one group to seize control of parliamentary time next wednesday was only
narrowly defeated by just two votes a separate amendment proposing another bracketed referendum was rejected by a majority of two hundred forty nine votes and the main government motion passed by a comfortable two hundred ten yards to the right four hundred twelve the nose to the left two hundred and two they were moving towards potentially as a result of this week in parliament protect a softer brick thicker that's the only route now to a majority although if those on the right of trees made party realise this then they could be one final push towards a deal the european union is exasperated to the e.u. leaders summit is next thursday in brussels and if teresa mayes deal is rejected a third time by parliament next tuesday some leaders aren't minded to ground the u.k. an extension at all but what is detention for the british parliament what are what are the choices of the british authorities and the two need more time we need more
decision in washington the irish prime minister discussed it with the us president donald. given theresa may some negotiation advice advice that she hadn't taken i think it could have been negotiated in a different manner frankly i hate to see it being everything being ripped apart right now i don't think you know the vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people that want in all the confusion no one thing has become clear unless the e.u. rejects the u.k. request britain is not leaving the european union as judge ruled on march twenty ninth paul brennan al-jazeera westminster while another ebola health center has been attacked in the democratic republic of congo threatening recent gains made to contain the virus one person was killed and another wounded in mambo or when attackers targeted the site where suspected cases are evaluated this was the fifth health center to be attacked nearly six hundred people have died in the latest ebola outbreak. and still in d r c president kennedy has pardoned seven hundred
political prisoners jailed by his predecessor joseph kabila just a kennedy who was sworn into power earlier this year had promised their release within his first one hundred days in office and as the international has welcomed the move saying it's the first step towards restoring human rights a psych loan is forecast to hit mozambique and malawi early on friday morning threatening more devastation in places already affected by severe flooding more than one hundred people have been killed hundreds of thousands of others are displaced malcolm reports in the village of my kin in malawi district. everyone in the village of makino sheltering in this half built hospital. they wanted to show us what happened to their homes. after four days of heavy rain last week waves of southern malawi were flooded dozens of people have been killed. thousands of homes were destroyed. this is all that
remains of an does he own a car carnies by the name of and i learned about the rain started when we were sleeping when we woke up we found the water level was rising fast so we walked to higher ground and waited there until people came in both and rescued as. the water levels lower now more storms are forecast in the coming days the people here can't afford to wait and see if it will happen again some people have already started rebuilding their homes and you can see them made almost entirely out of natural materials these sticks are stuck into the ground between them read like this woven on and in the gaps they put mud it's all people here can afford but if it floods it gets washed away instantly.
louis two hours rebuilding his that he's wondering what he and his family are going to eat in the weeks ahead his entire crop of maize was destroyed. the go go go love women are the great says this happened nobody has come to help us in this area but we are hoping for is for somebody to wake up and come to our help because we are suffering elsewhere in malawi's president peter motor rita has been visiting many of the affected communities promising help roger martin on will try to get funding for cement and iron sheets so that everyone who has been affected will benefit it takes time. back at mclean a sunset we make our way back to higher ground the government and charities provided food and shelter to many of the affected communities not here. so the hospital hospital remains home and now the people of mccain are wondering if
anyone will come to help. malcolm webb. in southern malawi more than one hundred schools have been forced to close in malaysia because of toxic fumes about forty tons of chemical waste were dumped in a river in the southern region of last week the chemical spills affected more than twenty seven hundred children teachers and others more than five hundred people were taken to hospital several of them are critically ill following the developments of florence louis issues joining us from us or goods on what more can you tell us about the situation there. while there were about seven hundred eighty new cases of people who needed medical attention and out of that number more than one hundred people were at mit at to hospital now we are at the possible good stadium that has been turned into a first responder center so if you can see behind me there are doctors including volunteer doctors who are treating people who show symptoms of exposure to hazardous materials now the symptoms range from dizziness to form attained to
weakness and some people have even lost consciousness so the situation is quite serious the government was considering whether or not to declare a state of emergency in this area but ultimately it decided that it wasn't necessary it says the situation is under control but of course for as long as the chemicals have not been cleaned up and disposed off properly then there is still a safety risk to people who live and work around and what are you hearing about the cleanup operations. well we're not getting a lot of official information about how the cleanup efforts are progressing now we know that the department of environment is in charge they've the government has also appointed contractors with experience in handling and via mental disasters in clearing up chemical spills to be a part of cleanup efforts now it's hard to say which are the worst affected areas because as you can imagine the gas fumes don't just stay in one place and the
chemicals that have been dumped into the river as well they're not just staying in one place so cleanup efforts are not government has a really released much information about how that is progressing but they say the situation is under control now they have told people to limit the amount of time they've spent outdoors so it's not just schools that have been closed but all through kindergartens and daycare centers have been closed indefinitely but it's an industrial center which means that factories and businesses are still operating as per normal but they've been told to provide safety equipment including facemask to their employees and florence so we thank you. still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour nigerian rescue workers give up looking for survivors in a collapsed building just like these for the search to continue a series of outages strike the world's biggest social network across all of its part forms and product its. american skiing sensation michaela
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hello again the top story right now on al-jazeera we're getting reports of multiple casualties after shots were fired inside or near a mosque in new zealand it happened in the city of christchurch a number of people have been taken to hospital and police are urging residents to stay indoors so here's the latest tweet from new zealand police a serious and evolving situation is occurring in christ church with an active shooter police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation but the risk environment remains extremely high police recommend that residents across christ church remain off the streets and indoors until further notice christchurch schools will be in lockdown until further notice and police thanks the public for their cooperation and will provide further updates to keep residents informed let's
make to. the president of the international muslim association of new zealand he's in christchurch can you give me your reaction to this developing story an unfolding situation. ok thank you for that gets transferred. to a different city. he. is. the permission to the shooting it's basically a whole community from. the not. really would never expect to. be very clear peaceful country we have a little bit we're expecting a lot or if you are. trying to keep it. there are conflicting reports if the shooting happened inside the mosque or near the mosque do you have any more clarity on that. a full of information.
it has been the most. distant mosque in christchurch if the mosque and it was indeed the targets off this shooter this gunman why do you think that is. not clear or reality just keeps getting to the head that the could. we could be a various treason it. appears to be some thing you communicated that just because one of the t.v. . all of the world's leading heroes are simply. not just the media. that's presented in syria. or it might want to but isn't that has struck. at this thing anything that
can say that the reason but could be any other reason behind how one president says is the situation for new zealand. and is there going unprecedented is the situation for this to occur in new zealand. as i mentioned earlier we're totally in shock or if their government forces the muslim community are any of the disconnect is they're having incidents like this is really. the expectable men not only never when it's giving up nothing i mean what brings that to happening and such a big country i know you're speaking to us from wellington as you said but can you describe to us a new or mosque just give us an idea off the area surrounding the mosque as well as
a whole new zealand community to be stunned and. they would have received the check that they are getting next. we are getting all this information and the same time to them working the whole. method to. ensure the safety for the community would be for would be always there for them so are you concerned now about the safety. of the community. i think. is just a safety. is the paramount you know for that everybody would be concerned that clause would be passed next time all right we'll leave it there we thank you very much for speaking to us from wellington thank you. now
france's air accident investigation agency now has the black boxes from the ethiopian airlines jet that crashed on sunday killing all one hundred fifty seven people on board it released this image of the flight data recorder showing the crash proof recording chip intact it will be analyzed along with the cockpit voice recorder and u.s. federal aviation administration says all boeing seven three seven. will remain grounded until its software is upgraded tested and installed. now critics are questioning why it took us all for it is days to follow the lead of other countries on airlines and grounding the jets has been looking at the power that boeing wields in washington it's really u.s. president donald trump made it clear on thursday he really didn't want to ground boeing seven thirty seven max planes grounding was a big thing and it's a great company it's a truly great company and hopefully they'll figure it out very quickly the u.s. was one of the last major countries to take these planes out of the sky up until
the move the u.s. was insisting these american made planes were safe its c.e.o. got on the phone with the president to personally assure him trump has a long history of promoting boeing just a month into his presidency he traveled to south carolina to unveil another boeing model making its debut and he's not the only president to do this take barack obama you know i deserve a watch because i'm selling your stuff the time a big reason boeing is the largest single exporter in the united states employing more than one hundred thirty thousand people across the country it's the second largest military contractor making everything from air force one to fighter jets helicopters and the latest generation of drones. boeing spends big making sure it has access to lawmakers twenty eighteen they spent more than fifteen million dollars lobbying the year before that more than sixteen million that makes them the third largest giving company in the country behind alphabet parent company and
telecommunications giant. and they have friends in high places the acting secretary of defense is a former long time boeing executive and the man in charge of the agency that regulates planes the f.a.a. he used to work for the companies trade association those ties will now be put to the test members of congress are promising to investigate how boeing got approval to put a safety feature in this plane without telling pilots about it which will mean that long after the planes are back in the sky those questions will very much still be up in the air. al-jazeera washington when i've been telling you about the situation in new zealand where there has been a shooting in a mosque that happened in the city of christ church and we're hearing from this man who was there what happens. inside the mosque. so what did you see it at the time did you see who was carrying out that shooting.
what could you see while it was taking place are quote only one of the brothers. and i'm saying oh my god oh my god it's going to happen to me no. you know and. this is a moment you know i don't i don't expect this kind of. happen here. you know i'm so sorry that this has happened to you here in christchurch no one would want for this to happen is an awful horrible thing do we do we know why they carried out this act was there any talking while it was happening or he would know nothing at all nothing at all because all you know it's the sentiment is driven by the radical shake and this is the second there's not a slogan in with there's not a mosque in the rights or have been so it must be premeditated or something i don't
know now i see that you have some blood on your on your feet and on your quotes and spat his of blood up and down your shirt can you tell us how that came to happen then or oh i didn't know because i think people running the government are spreading and it might not come because my. body was on the bench and off from my article hits. i'm sorry to have to ask you this but was there any people who were injured toward maybe lost their lives in the course of this odd definitely no i don't know because i've seen in general be about fifty sixty people but. death i hope it is less it's not more than what i'm sinking you know but actually when you get out your don't look at what's happening want to get out of it. and that this is what happened and what happened for you you said you were the last person in the mosque where you were you watching for that shooter to label had you know i
was thinking that he might run i must run out of bullets. and so what our duty was basically waiting for that can bring the board oh good please let's got on out of business and when it stopped first time i went but one guy was sitting out just beside the war and what you did was you don't meddle and they're not going to begin where i was and next thing the guy came in should this guy who are only looking good out. there was a sad moment i know that guy. and he shouldn't start in the chest. so i'm so sorry to hear that it's such an awful thing i mean what is it like to go through an experience like that you must have been so unbelievably terrified or there's no risk to explain it and i don't want to talk about it because it took me about probably half an hour before my shaking stopped. i was listening. and how long did the shooting last fall oh my god i think it went for about twenty
minutes or. twenty minutes in the entire time there but what happened you couldn't one side because the mosque segments and you can decide who should decide when to not only i'm sure there are there's a lady's section to run and shoot them. and i've just heard one of the ladies or died i know i'm just hoping that that is not correct. so i was intentionally targeted he went from room to room targeting specific people have a twenty minute. why would someone do that. so that was an interview with the gentleman that was inside the mosque let's not speak to rachel bass she's a journalist radio station news stock that bass is joining us on the telephone
thanks for speaking to us it's a developing story can you tell us what you've seen or what you've heard. when i was driving toward hegel pack after the first and then to one twenty pm on that day and evan you mosque your police cars and ambulances absolutely everywhere my husband went to the hospital when thieves to least jumped out of the cars with guns making sure that no one was in the eighth avery one had stories of chaos around the city seem to the whole city is been locked down the school shot the social service even a building in christchurch everyone being told to stay hard and is being a sikh and shooting at a mosque and what about fifteen minutes drive from the first mosque we don't have. the numbers the fatalities we've had reports and we can figure people being taken enjoyed and to hospital we do know that the bangladesh cricket team were at the games avenue mall with the fish shooting took place saying so just to go back on
that second shooting has that now been confirmed that a second loss is not of the if it is they have being and if you can shooting at you can walk across kind of as we on the scene ok and what are the casualty figures from the second shooting. at this stage no figures abating relates we just know that multiple people and and we do know that the we've understood their fatalities but images haven't released those to us that really is and i'm holding story and the gunmen as going on the in the city and the first shooting that took place at the new the mosque we're hearing of multiple injuries there. do you have any latest figures. as a sign or latest figures we know nobody wants to scrambling around trying to. actually deal with the wounded right now find the gunmen and know if it had been related to very much because of all the voice telling us go ahead yeah i
just at the hospital they are multiple casualties being brought in we just don't know that that's because he is it's still an active shooter situation at the allure mosque or has the shooter been apprehended and are you hearing whether there was more than one shooter yet we understand nothing has been confirmed but we understand it was more than one shooter that no one has been that we are aware of so that's why it is that a lockdown situation being told to stay harmed and keep the door was locked and not go out on the street i don't know if you can just put this into context for us and tell us whether there had been any warnings that this particular mosque or mosque in the city would be targets. well not i mean question no one is such a peaceful city i will ask the mosque must die after what i've even had a single thought about it being at risk o. people not being cited for these be.